One of the main roles of OldRacingCars.com is to make information available about the past and present ownership of certain old racing cars. Because of that, OldRacingCars.com will sometimes publish information about you without gaining your permission. However, should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
OldRacingCars.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 Dec 2011 and was last checked on 15 January 2017.
What we collect from you
We collect information from you in two ways: you provide information directly to us by email, phone, letter, messaging service (e.g. Facebook), feedback mechanism (e.g. Feedbackify), or other message; or we collect information about your visits to the website.
We may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address
- location such as hometown or postcode
- information about cars that you own, prepare or race - or have owned, prepared or raced in the past
- photographs of old racing cars or related subjects that you provide to us
- information about the way you use the website
Note that in most cases information about your ownership of a car or your involvement with it may be provided by other people or may already be in the public domain in the form of press reports or published on other websites.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information for the following reasons:
- To develop our knowledge of old racing cars, their racing history and their provenance
- To improve the website
- To improve our products and services
- We may periodically send promotional emails about changes to the web site, new information that we have made available, information specific to a car with which you have been involved, or other information which we think you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.
We are committed to ensuring that your private information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- when you provide information or photographs to us, you may ask for that information to be kept confidential and not to be published on the website. We will respect that request, but note that if the same information is provided by another party, we may publish what they provide to us.
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information that you provide to us may be published on the website as part of the history of an old racing car or may be used in magazine articles, blogs, histories or other online or print publications. Please note that we will not request explicit permission to republish something that you have provided to us unless you expressed a preference at the time you provided it.
We may publish information about your involvement with old racing cars; for example we may publish that you 'owned' or raced a particular car at a particular time. (Any reference to 'ownership' merely points to the car being in your possession; the actual legal ownership of the car is not of our concern and we make no attempt to determine legal ownership.) To show the geographical movements of a car or to distinguish between two owners with the same name, we may publish your home town, region or nationality. If you live in a small hamlet and would prefer us to use the name of a larger neighbouring town to protect your privacy, we will be happy to do that.
If you provide us with photographs, we may assume that they are your copyright and that by sending us an image, you are granting us permission to publish that image, in adapted form as required. If this is not the case, you need to tell us.
We will not publish your private information, such as your exact address, email address or other contact details, or make that available to third parties. Your contact details will only be shared between those researchers and historians specifically and directly involved with OldRacingCars.com.
We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to 7 Fennel Close, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 9XD, United Kingdom.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any erroneous information.